Industry News October 2016
Saratoga Springs, New York, perhaps best known for its Saratoga Race Course, welcomes visitors to its sporting events, museums, restaurants, and other attractions. To protect residents and guests, the Saratoga Springs Safety Committee engaged Digital Surveillance Solutions (DSS) as an integrator to upgrade its surveillance for city hall and city streets.
DSS started by installing cameras using a wireless network and centralized video recording server at city hall. The server uses the Milestone XProtect Corporate software platform, and video streams are monitored by the police department. Later, independent Milestone XProtect Essential systems were installed in Congress Park and various city departments. These systems can be monitored on demand from the police station.
Cameras in the installation include analog and digital models from Axis Communications, Bosch, American Dynamics, IQeye, and Mobotix. Analog cameras are digitally converted by an Axis video encoder.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Acronis announced a partnership with ConnectWise to deliver integrated backup and disaster recovery services.
InAuth and AlmavivA are partnering to bring mobile device security to the Italian government and commercial markets. AlmavivA will offer InAuth’s InMobile device security solution for mobile applications through its mobile and cybersecurity operating divisions.
Suprema will offer the BioConnect Identity Platform to its global sales network. BioConnect’s solution seamlessly integrates Suprema biometric terminals with more than 20 leading access control solutions.
Brazilian highway operator CCR AutoBAn (Concessionária do Sistema Anhanguera Bandeirantes) is using cameras from Bosch for video surveillance.
Dominion Resources, Inc., selected AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Access Control System to secure its offices, plant, and operations facilities.
K2 Intelligence and Confer announced a joint initiative to deliver a new managed security service that enables organizations to proactively defend themselves from cyberattacks.
E2S Warning Signals joined the National Fire Protection Association.
Exacq announced an integration with Selea CPS LPR software, giving exacqVision users greater video surveillance capabilities.
At the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament, Spynel systems from HGH Infrared Systems provided a panoramic infrared thermal imaging system that could be used for counter-UAV applications and could effectively track those targets even when changing direction quickly, hovering, or dropping payloads.
Imagination Technologies and Intrinsic-ID are collaborating to bring higher levels of security to products that use Imagination’s IP technologies.
Intermedix and Rave Mobile Safety are integrating the companies’ emergency alert and crisis information management platforms.
LILIN received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.
Milestone Systems and Nedap are partnering to integrate the Milestone XProtect VMS and AEOS Access Control from Nedap.
To protect restaurant, retail, and hospitality merchants against cyberattacks, Netsurion has named POS Solutions a Gold Partner.
Open Options partnered with NEC Corporation of America to offer DNA Fusion access control software users a high availability and redundancy solution.
OSS Inc. is providing security guard services for Monongahela Valley Hospital in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.
DIRAK, Inc., entered into a partnership with PSA Security Network to distribute E-LINE by DIRAK’s premium access control solutions.
RiskIQ selected DataComm360 as its distributor in the Middle East and North Africa.
Securus Technologies entered into an exclusive partnership with Harris Corporation to distribute, install, operate, and maintain Harris’ Cell Defender, which enables correctional facilities to control and manage contraband cellular and wireless devices.
SFC Energy received an order from partner Innoverde Pte. to provide Oneberry Technologies in Singapore with fuel cells for off-grid power for security and surveillance equipment.
Spectrex SharpEye Flame Detectors were selected to protect the Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands.
Sphere 3D Corp. announced that ABP Tech is recommending its SnapServer for network attached storage.
Veracity joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program.
The University of Connecticut installed a gunshot/explosion notification system from Verbi Inc. inside its Storrs campus facilities.
Vicon Industries, Inc. added Datacom Sales and Associates as a manufacturer’s representative covering Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Vidsys signed a strategic collaboration and distribution agreement with S-1 Corporation, an affiliate of Samsung Group.
Vormetric, a Thales company, has joined the FireEye Cyber Security Coalition.
Axon, a business unit of TASER International won a contract from the Los Angeles City Council to provide additional body cameras to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Madhya Pradesh Police in India implemented an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for emergency call handling, officer dispatch, and incident management.
ODSecurity announced that the Soter RS Through-Body Scanner has been selected by the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services for deployment across Ontario, Canada prisons.
Siklu was selected to provide part of a network for Bradford City in the United Kingdom as part of a smart city project, providing the wireless connectivity for more than 300 surveillance cameras and two dozen traffic management devices. The project was installed by Net View Systems.
TASER received an order for its TASER X26P Smart Weapons from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Paris Police Prefecture and the French National Police deployed Teleste’s video security solution in several locations in France during the 2016 UEFA Euro soccer championships.
Michigan’s new Gull Road Justice Complex, which houses the family division of the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, was built using numerous systems from Tubelite Inc. for strength and protection.
Tyco Security Products announced that Travis Unified School District in California chose a hybrid PowerSeries Neo intrusion system paired with Alarm.com’s connected services to manage security at its schools. The system was installed by integrator partner Alarmtech.
WatchGuard Video announced that Pennsville Police Department in Pennsville, New Jersey, added VISTA Body Cameras to its video evidence tools.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AFL has six patents for new products and technologies used to enhance optical connectivity and apparatus products, fiber optic cable, and sensing products.
Al Murabit Security Services and sister company Al Thaware Security Services, part of Iraqi-based Harlow International, were awarded ISO 18788:2015 accreditation.
AnhLab was honored with the 2016 Frost & Sullivan South Korea Industrial Control Systems Security Technology Innovation award.
BlackStratus announced that its new Security-as-a-Service, CYBERShark, received several top awards from the ASCII Group event, including Best Security Solution.
CipherCloud announced that its Cloud Access Security Broker platform was honored as the Best Cloud Computing Security Solution at the 2016 SC Awards gala hosted in conjunction with InfoSecurity Europe 2016.
Cylance was named a World Economic Forum 2016 Technology Pioneer for its work on predictive cyberthreat prevention technology.
Hesco Armor, Inc., achieved ISO 9001:2008 and BA 9000:2012 certification standards for the design and manufacture of hard ballistic-resistant body armor.
Interlogix announced that its UltraSync SmartHome app and new flood/freeze sensor won 2016 Electronic Security Expo Innovation Awards.
Morphix Technologies completed the requirements to become Virginia Values Veterans certified, making a public commitment to recruit, hire, and retain qualified veterans.
Mustbin was granted a security and privacy patent for secure cloud storage and communications.
The Protection Bureau reported that the Central Station Alarm Association renewed its CSAA Five Diamond Certification.
NuData Security was awarded the Judges’ Choice award for Best AntiFraud Solution at the CardNotPresent Expo by CardNotPresent.com.
Qognify, formerly NICE Security, won three Government Security News 2016 Airport, Seaport, and Border Solutions awards.
Secure I.T. Engineered Solutions (SITES), a division of Security Engineered Machinery, earned CE Mark approval for its full line of electronic media destruction and sanitization equipment.
Axis Communications acquired 2N, an IP intercom company based in the Czech Republic.
BullGuard launched the BullGuard IoT Scanner—a free tool for consumers that identifies connected devices that might be vulnerable to hackers.
Carbon Black unveiled the Detection eXchange, a place where security experts worldwide can collaborate in real time to curate information about cyberattacks and how to stop them.
The Gunter, Texas, Police Department has joined the COPsync communication and information sharing network.
DNA Labs International created a redesigned and updated website at www.dnalabsinternational.com.
FICO acquired QuadMetrics to accelerate development of the Enterprise Security Score, which will provide greater transparency into cybersecurity for underwriting, vendor management, and self-assessment.
Global Surveillance Systems introduced a Web-based ordering system.
Hikvision USA is a supporter of the Electronic Security Association Youth Scholarship, along with DMP and Monitronics. ESA offers college scholarships to two recent high school graduates whose parents are first responders.
ISONAS Inc. is taking its training program on the road to give integrators the opportunity to become an ISONAS certified partner in a single day.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation is establishing NTT Security Corporation, a specialized security company to deliver managed security services and specialized security expertise through the NTT operating companies worldwide.
Visual Management Systems Ltd. launched a new website.